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Old 06-10-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
dawidh
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Question Internet link setup to ISP


Hi!
I am a new and green Newbie on Linux and the fact that I post this is probably an indication of my inexperience in finding an answer by any other means (search, FAQ etc).

I have installed Mandrake 9.2 on a clean disk (no MS Windows or anything else). My C-drive is a removable disk thus enabeling me to run seperate operating systems without dual boot etc.

I can not get the Internet link going. On the KDE Desktop I have defined
e-mail (POP- and SMTP servers) and the news server but I can not find a place or a Wizard to define the Point of presence of my ISP (telephone no etc).
I can not establish whether the system sees the Modem or not.
Questions:
1 How and where do I define the point of presence of the ISP?
2. How do I see/test the modem and its port?

Could it perhaps be that I had finger trouble in installing Mandrake or am I barking up the wrong tree?
I do not mind re-installing Mandrake provided however that I have some indication of what or where I could have done something wrong.

I shall realy appreciate any advise and or pointers.

Dawid
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
masand
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there is a dialer tool in kde called kppp

try that

there are some command line dialers like
wvdial

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